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This project aims to value in terms of tourism and environment the Alpine region of Alto Lario (northern side of Lake Como), not exploiting it, but using and improving the available resources.
The project, funded by the Cariplo Foundation and promoted by Istituto Oikos in partnership with the town of Gravedona ed Uniti , aims to enhance the mountain area of the town, in particular the Valle Albano Park and the nearby areas.
The proposed solution: foster care practices of the area and encourage the development of a more sustainable ecotourism as a tool to ensure the enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage together with the process of socio-economic growth of the community.
About Non Solo Lago project
Litterally translated in Not just Lake project
the project aims to contrast the causes arising from the deterioration of the Alpine environment, following the abandon of agricultural and pastoral activities.
WINE WITH REGIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION FOR THE LARIO REGION Wine making in the Lake Como area has very ancient origins. For centuries, these areas produced wines regarded as light and refreshing. However, from the end of the nineteenth century winemaking experienced a sharp decline, which was caused by the appearance of new diseases and pests,[…]
Would you like to discover all the itineraries of Lake Como area? Click on Brunedo to download the track – Non Solo Lago to see the itineraries list Description Distance: 6,4 km Duration: 2.00 hours Altitude of departure: 1320 mts Altitude of arrival: 1706 mts Ascent: 386 mts Descent: 0 mts Low difficulty – Easy trial on unpaved road[…]
BRASCHIN, TYPICAL DESSERT OF THE ALBANO VALLEY In the Lake Como area, between Dongo and Garzeno, migration to and then home from Sicily in the 17th century had a significant influence on the life of the community. This region produces a focaccia bread born out of ancient Sicilian traditions: braschino. The difference between this and[…]
LARIO CHESTNUT (North Lake Como chestnut) Typical fruit of semi-mountainous forests, that ripens between September and November. In our region references to its consumption and cultivation date back to 1250 in the “Tre Pievi” area. The following varieties are found in the region: Marroni: this variety’s fruit is larger than average and is covered by[…]
SMALL FRUITS OF NORTH LAKE COMO The following small fruits grow in the mountain areas of the Como province. Their name comes not only from their size, but also from how little economic importance they had in the past. Giant American blueberries, the fruit of a bushy plant that can reach 2 metres high. They[…]
Would you like to discover all the itineraries of Lake Como area? Click on Giovo – Cadorna to download the track – Non Solo Lago to see the itineraries list Description Distance: 2,0 km Duration: 50 mins Altitude of departure: 1706 mts Altitude of arrival:1658 mts Max altitude: 1809 mts Ascent: 123 mts Descent: 169 m Difficulty: high – short[…]
Would you like to discover all the itineraries of Lake Como area? Today I am happy to present to you an hiking itinerary in the heart of the Valle Albano park leading from Brunedo to Giovo Pass. Click Brunedo to download the track – Non Solo Lago to see the itineraries list Description Distance: 4,6 km Duration: 1h45 Altitude[…]
HONEY IN NORTH LAKE COMO (Alto Lario) The uniqueness of the honey of this area stems mainly from the variety of plant species available to the bees; the Alto Lario area in fact, despite being located in the Alpine foothills, is home to an almost Mediterranean and varied flora thanks to the mitigating presence of the[…]
Discover with Non Solo Lago the best of Lake Como area products, starting with cheese. LARIANO DI LATTERIA Soft cheese produced between May and September, although you can enjoy forms throughout the year. As goats often share pasture with cows, it can contain up to 30% goat’s milk. The cheese takes its name from the[…]
The itinerary departs from the Passo del Giovo pass (1706m). The walk is quite easy and sets out on an easy path that enables you to go right to the head of the Valle Albano, crossing meadows and shrub lands, as well as some small streams embedded in little valleys that cut across the southern[…]